Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Odds – Sunday 28th February 2016 – 15:00 – Sky Sports 2
Valencia are at 6/5 with the draw available at odds of 12/5 and Bilbao are at 9/4
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Valencia welcome Athletic Bilbao to the Mestalla in a match that sees 11th placed Valencia face 8th placed Athletic Bilbao, with the home side looking to extend their winning run to five matches and Bilbao are looking to recover from a narrow loss.
Hosts Valencia come into this fixture on the back of a 2-1 win against Granada, they have had a great record in their last six with just two defeats, their last competitive defeat in La Liga came at the start of the month against Real Betis.
They remain in 11th place and the margin between themselves and eighth placed Bilbao is currently at four points and a top ten finish is a minimum requirement for Valencia. They had endured a nightmare start under manager Gary Neville but they have won the last four successive matches including a 10-0 aggregate win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
A win would see Valencia move to within one points of Bilbao and six points off Celta Vigo who face Getafe on Saturday.
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The visitors Bilbao will be looking to recover from the narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad in their last fixture.
They face a Valencia side who are in excellent form and it will take an excellent performance from the visitors if they are to walk away with all three points. This match will provide Bilbao with an excellent insight ahead of the sides Europa League clash in a few weeks time.
Their record in the last six is average, they have lost half of their matches in their last six fixtures and will need greater levels of results and consistency if they are to climb and remain in the top six of La Liga.
A win for Athletic Bilbao would see them move level with Celta Vigo in sixth but this will depend on results going their way, with Celta facing off against Getafe.
Valencia head into this fixture with a mixed record of two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six league matches. Bilbao have a mixed record of two wins, one draw and three losses in their last six matches.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Valencia are Paco Alcacer at 9/2 and Alvaro Negredo at 5/1. For Bilbao Aritz Aduriz is at 11/2 with Iker Muniain at 17/2.
The last time these two sides met Bilbao won 3-1 and the odds of the same result are 28/1.
Valencia vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Aduriz to score first @ 11/2
Tip 2 – Valencia to win 2-1 @ 8/1